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Please make sure that you are hd100u0 in the form of a question. The HVR-HDU was created to meet the growing demand from users who are looking for mobility and professional appearance. This camcorder features a shoulder-mount design and black matte body similar to that of professional camcorders; making it perfect for weddings, corporate communications, colleges, universities, and sporting events where appearance makes a difference.
Premium design characteristics and high-definition HDVi recording are the main features of this new one-piece shoulder camcorder, ideal for working videographers on a budget. Plus, a special still photo mode is ideal for producing DVD cases and making wedding photo albums.
Whether you are recording weddings and corporate communications or helping students make a documentary, the HVR-HDU is the best choice on the market today as an entry level professional camcorder. This pixel layout technology is also used in higher end professional camcorders. Moreover, thanks to the CMOS technology, bright objects do not cause vertical smear.
The lens itself shifts vertically and horizontally to compensate for the polarized light axis in real time.
It provides a professional camcorder shoulder-mount design that allows for easy balance and stable operation. This also makes it easy for a director or client to see what the camera operator is shooting. Ergonomically Designed Handle The ergonomically designed handle of the HVR-HDU camcorder contains a convenient record button and zoom control, essential for low position shooting. There are two cold shoes on the front and rear of the bd1000u.
Any one of the following functions can be assigned to the ring for vhr adjustment: Focus default Zoom Brightness Shutter Video: HD has almost twice the number of scanning lines available with SD. This means you can see much sharper detail and finer hd1000u quality when your work is viewed on an HD display monitor. The HDV or DV images are recorded as movie files in the HDD for quick nonlinear editing, enabling the operator to archive the source tape as soon as the shoot is finished.
It also enables night-time monitoring and surveillance. With the NP-F, a maximum operating time of approximately 10 hours can be achieved thanks hhvr the power hd1000u system and low power consumption of the ClearVid CMOS sensor. In this mode, quad-speed images are captured for three seconds, stored in the built-in buffer memory, and then recorded to tape in either HDV or DV format as slow-motion pictures lasting 12 seconds.
These photo-creation functions jvr available at the touch of a button. You can store high-quality still images on Memory Stick Duo media, and then use them to design DVD cases,website content, news, etc. Even if you are still using SD for your projects, HD is the way of the future. Down-conversion allows you to shoot in HD to create a high-quality master tape and still use your existing DV nonlinear editing system and SD display monitor for playback and viewing.
Dual Rec You can take 4. Capturing from Recorded Video In case you missed the perfect timing for your still photo while videotaping, you can capture and save still frames from recorded video by just pressing the photo button of hvvr HVR-HDU camcorder during playback. HDV footage will give you a 1. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Loading recommendations for this item Item is in your Cart. View Cart Proceed to checkout. Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now.
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Showing of 38 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There hd1000k a problem filtering reviews right now. I’m a professional wedding videographer, and I started out with this camera three years ago. I was forced to start my own business due to economic hd1000uu at my old job The Weather Channeland needed to purchase all of the necessary gear to film weddings and commercials with on my very strict read unemployed budget.
All money for my venture was coming completely out of pocket. I yd1000u a good week researching camera models that would work well within the outfit I was trying to create and finally decided on this one.
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Having been to a number of shoots in the past with small yet capable cameras, I know how important the physical look of your camera can be to clients.
To a video person, the body of the camera isn’t the deciding factor, but to those in the know who are hiring a professional, a shoulder mount will always look more impressive than a hand-held. Under the right lighting conditions, you can get hf1000u truly amazing looking footage. I have filmed over weddings with 2 of these cameras, and had many of them delivered on Blu-Ray with some impressive results. The auto features are also very good, which is perfect for the run-and-gun nature of filming a reception.
Also, the ease of use makes it an extremely appealing camera for a beginner, and is also helpful when training new assistants to help you camera op.
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I have also found the stereo mic that the camera comes with to be rather exceptional. Also, the touch screen menu system, although the bane of most reviews gvr here, isn’t that difficult to use at all.
In fact, after three years of use, I have grown extremely accustomed to it, and enjoy working with it. I ended up helping film hvt pilot for a Ghost Hunter’s type show, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without this function. So, you never know when you might need it.
The dual hot shoes are conveniently placed as well. Now for the cons. The menu system is a pain at first, but it did’t hvf long to get the hang of, just a few shoots with it.
One of the biggest drawbacks in my opinion, and I’m sure others will agree, is the fact that there is only a single mini-jack mic input.
This allows me to have two mic inputs simultaneously. Also, the mic input is right above the tape deck, so you have to hold the cable up every time you put in a new tape.
This, unfortunately, cannot really be fixed. All in all, the camera has some drawbacks, like pretty much any camera out there. However, if you are on a tight budget and still want to go with a tape system for the reliability of having physical back-ups to your shoots, this is a mighty fine camera.
If you are doing corporate videos and live events, this camera can work exceedingly well for you. It looks extremely professional, which is surprisingly important to clients, and it gets good results, especially when you use it the right way.
At the end of the day, my two models of this cam have earned me back their cost many, many times over in the last three years. I hope this review helps anyone who might be on the fence with what camera they’re looking to buy. Cheers, and happy shooting! Camera received was a returned product by previous customer over 80 pictures were still in memory card So far, so good Manual focus is something user has to learn to operate in order to be comfortable with.
Which I still have to do. So far, so good. You can’t argue with results, and I have gotten excellent results with this camera.